The prairies are alive with the sound of home

Edmonton folk-punk musician Eamon McGrath

Edmonton folk-punk musician Eamon McGrath

Hello, Edmonton! I’m back for the next couple of days to visit family for Thanksgiving. Although I’d hardly call this cold, barren city a relaxing vacation destination, it’s nice to be back in the place where I grew my roots, especially as a music journalist. I have so many fond music memories here: shows at the Starlite, DJs spinning at the Black Dog, random run-ins with local musicians on Whyte Avenue …

That being said, I’d like this post to be a tribute to the local bands that continue to put Edmonton on the map. You all hold a magical place in my left ventricle.

“Welcome To The Heart” by Eamon McGrath:

“Coming Home (Feat. Cadence Weapon)” by Shout Out Out Out Out:

“This Is It” by The Wheat Pool:

“Woman Woman” by The Secretaries:

“Palm Trees & Postcards” by Tim Gilbertson:

“After The Morning After” by Ayla Brook:

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